Weekly News: June 29, 2020

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies of the United States of America, July 4, 1776. Happy Independence Day! […]


20 Questions with Br. Frank Presto, SCJ

Favorite color? What makes you happy? What are you good at? What is your greatest fear… “Twenty Questions” is a regular feature in which SCJs and those with whom they minister and collaborate share a bit about themselves in an informal Q&A. Participants are given the same list of questions and are invited to answer […]


Let us make known the love of the Heart of Jesus

“As we renew our commitment to follow Jesus as sons of Fr. Dehon, let us pray for each other that we will have the courage and humility to take up His yoke, to live the call to discover and make known the love of the Heart of Jesus in souls and societies, to act concretely […]


Weekly News: June 22, 2020

Vow renewals in Mississippi Congratulations to Fraters Henry Nguyen, SCJ, and Hubert Liassidji, SCJ, who renewed their vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) during Friday’s Sacred Heart celebration at Christ the King church in Southaven, MS. Bishop Joseph Kopacz joined Dehonians for the Mass. Click here to view photos on Facebook. Fraters […]


A very different feast day

PICTURED ABOVE: The Big Bend Dam near Fort Thompson As local communities around the province prepare to celebrate feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, June 19, the SCJ community in South Dakota grapples more so than most with how to be together, separately. “The regional community in South Dakota is under some duress,” writes […]


Weekly News: June 15, 2020

“The Heart of Jesus, the love of Jesus, is the whole of the Gospel.  Jesus teaches his apostles the prayer of his Heart, the Our Father, which will be our prayer until the end of the world.  He recommends abandonment to them, which is the trust of a loving heart: ‘Do not be anxious,’ he […]


May all be one

Let us pray for those who struggle: the poor, the sick, the lonely. Keep in prayer the many who stand up for social justice and equality. Pray for those in financial hardship. Keep in prayer those on the front lines of the pandemic: our healthcare workers, grocery and delivery staff, utility workers, mail carriers and […]


Weekly News: June 8, 2020

A self-giving love “We cannot understand the self-giving love of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus unless we first discover the true nature of Jesus’ Heart,” wrote Fr. Praveen Kumar Richard, SCJ, in the June 5 edition of Dehonian Spirituality. “When we gaze into the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we see a heart burning with love […]


Social justice, one step at a time

Reflecting on the many marches, peaceful protests and other events around the world calling attention to the need for justice, love and unity for all, Frater Henry Nguyen, SCJ, wrote the following. Frater Henry, a seminarian and Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, is just beginning his pastoral year in Mississippi. In Search of the Value of the […]


Weekly News: June 1, 2020

Churches reopen in Mississippi Churches in Mississippi opened this weekend for the celebration of the feast of Pentecost. Safety guidelines – including face masks, distancing protocols, and hand sanitation stations – are in place for parishioners, priests and other ministers. To maintain capacity requirements, parishioners called to reserve space prior to the liturgy they were […]